Fairfield 67, Canisius 57
Derek Needham scored a career-high 29 points as second-seeded
Fairfield held off seventh-seeded Canisius 67-57 in the Metro
Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals on Saturday
Anthony Johnson added 16 points and a pair of blocks for the
Stags (21-9), who advanced to face the winner of the Iona-Niagara
quarterfinal in Sunday’s semifinals.
Greg Logins had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Golden
Griffins (15-17), who also got 15 from Frank Turner.
Fairfield used a 31-5 run to take a 35-14 halftime lead, but
Canisius cut the lead to 39-33 on Turner’s drive with 12:45 to
Canisius got within 42-37 at the midway point of the second
half, but Needham, a freshman, drained one of his five
Turner was ejected on a flagrant technical foul with 5:09
remaining after the referees checked a replay that showed Turner